To properly store matcha and maintain its best quality, please consider the following points:

  • Avoid Light and Heat: Store matcha in a cool place, away from direct sunlight. Light and heat can degrade the tea's quality, affecting its color and flavor.
  • Air-tight Container: Keep matcha in an air-tight container to prevent exposure to air and moisture. Air can diminish the flavor, and moisture can cause mold.
  • Use Dark or Opaque Containers: A dark or opaque container helps protect the tea from light, retaining its vibrant green color and fresh flavor.
  • Refrigerate After Opening: For opened matcha, refrigeration is a good option to extend its shelf life. Ensure the tea container is well-sealed to prevent absorbing odors from other foods.
  • Minimize Opening: Limit the frequency of opening the matcha container. Each time it's opened, the tea is exposed to air, which can affect quality.
  • Consume Quickly After Opening: While proper storage can prolong matcha's life, use it within a few weeks to a month after opening for the best quality.

Following these guidelines will help keep your matcha flavorful and of the highest quality.